Past Fellows

2018 Summer Fellows

2018 T35 Group Aleaya Bowie – NCSU Project: Does leaky gut markers in monkeys indicate healthspan or lifespan

Ethan Bloomer – University of Florida: MRI detection of brain lesions in irradiated monkeys

Jayda Bussey-Spratling – NCSU: Sodium and lithium countertransport in vervet monkeys

Jessica Kendziorski – The Ohio State University: Sterility of normal monkey amniotic fluid and relationship to infant outcome

Rachel Amato – University of Georgia: Development of referent organ weights of cynomologus monkeys

2017 Summer Fellows

Summer Research Fellowship Team 2017Clarisa Hernandez (NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine) - Associations between birth outcomes and variation in pelvic anatomy assessed via CT imaging in nonhuman primates

Adam Jesionowski (St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine) - Diabetic and hypertensive nephtopathy in nonhuman primates

Rebecca P. Marcus (UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine) - Effects of western versus Mediterranean diet

Catherine Si (NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine) - Aging and muscle structure and function

Jordyn Whitfield (University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine) - Heart failure in geriatric monkeys

2016 Summer Fellows

Abigail Beitel (NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine) - Diet effects on primate behavior2016 Summer Research Fellows in Comparative Medicine

Brendan Johnson (University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine) - Radiation-induced loss of stature in rhesus macaques

Katherine Turnbull (Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine) - Dietary iron and risk of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Magan Wells (University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine) - Changes in intestinal function with age in monkeys

Samantha Williams (St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine) - Food consumption in nonhuman primates

2015 Summer Fellows

Summer Research Fellowship in Comparative Medicine 2015 FellowsKate Allen (University College Dublin Ireland MVB Veterinary Medicine) - CSF biomarkers for evaluating age and metabolism in aging female vervet monkeys (project)

Andrea Aghaian (UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine) - Lymphocrypto virus reactivation in radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis in rhesus macaques

Yari Torres-Mendoza (University of Georgia - College of Veterinary Medicine) - Iron kinetics in the pathogenesis of endometriosis 

Bianca Pfisterer (Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine) - The effects of ionizing radiation on muscle perfusion and properties

Elizabeth Rose (University of Georgia - College of Veterinary Medicine) - Relationships between cardiovascular risk factors and histologic markers in Alzheimer's disease in female cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis)